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CEO of Google’s self-driving car spinoff steps down from job

CEO of Google’s self-driving car spinoff steps down from job

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The executive who steered the transformation of Google’s self-driving car project into a separate company worth billions of dollars is stepping down after more than five years on the jobBy MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology WriterApril 2, 2021, 8:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSAN RAMON, Calif. -- The executive who steered the transformation of Google's self-driving car project into a separate company worth billions of dollars is stepping down after more than five years on the job.John Krafcik announced his departure as CEO of Waymo, a company spun out from Google, in a Friday blog post that cited his desire to enjoy life as the world emerges from the pandemic.“I'm looking forward to a refresh period, reconnecting with old friends and family, and dis...
Tesla driver caught asleep behind wheel of self-driving car going 93mph

Tesla driver caught asleep behind wheel of self-driving car going 93mph

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A man has been caught asleep behind the wheel of a self-driving Tesla car that was travelling at 150km/h (93mph).Police in Alberta, Canada, received a call about a 2019 Tesla Model S speeding on a motorway near the town of Ponoka. Officers said the car appeared to be in self-drive mode, with both front seats fully reclined and both the driver and passenger sleeping. It had been travelling at 140km/h, but sped up to 150km/h when police turned on their emergency lights.The car was pulled over before the 20-year-old man who was driving was charged with speeding and had his licence suspended for 24 hours for fatigue. ...
Exclusive ride on first self-driving motorbike

Exclusive ride on first self-driving motorbike

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Sky News has been given an exclusive ride on the first self-driving motorbike. The BMW C1 can steer, control its speed and keep itself upright without any human intervention.It is the first step towards a fully autonomous machine that could whisk passengers through city traffic far more safely.Engineer Torquil Ross-Martin has set up a company, AutoRd Limited, to develop the bike.He said the on-board computer reacts far more quickly than a brain to dangerous situations, such as a gust of wind or an obstruction."A computer can do a better job than a human can because it is always concentrating."When commuting you are not necessarily completely focussed on what you are doing."You are thinking about what you are going to do when you get to the office or whether you are running ...